Etchings to Ancient Mythology

Mythologies are a strong source of my artistic inspiration. What fascinates me about them is that their messages are universal and still valid today. The human beings and gods depicted there, their conflicts and behavior patterns: today we find exactly and are surrounded by them as told in the ancient myths.

I am currently working on a cycle of etchings on ancient mythology. It, too, conveys ideas of becoming and change in the world, because there everything is in a constant process. It tells how all living creatures, stones, rivers, stars and other forms have become. But we also find there many images of life, as we meet them today, e.g. Odysseus in his Odyssey, for me the image of modern man.

Trennung der Elemente aus dem Chaos_Strichätzung_2023
The Creation of the Cosmos: the Elements Separating from Chaos - Drypoint etching - ca. 21 x 20 cm
Die Flut_Strichätzung, Aquatinta auf 2 Platten_20x25cm_2018_3:8
The Great Flood - Line etching and aquatint on 2 plates - 20 x 25 cm
Ovid_Deukalion und Pyrrha_25x20 2
The Origin of the Human Race from Stones: Deucalion and Pyrrha - Carborundum and line etching - 25 x 20 cm
Ovid, Metamorphosen_Phaethon_Radierung_Strichätzung, Aquatinta auf 2 Platten_25x20cm_2019_2:8
Phaeton or The Fall - Line etching, aquatint on 2 plates - 25 x 20 cm
In Liebe versunken-Arethusa und Alpheus_Radierung_Strichätzung, Chine collé_10x30cm_2018 Kopie
Immersed in Love: Arethusa and Alpheus - Line etching, printed with Chine collé - 10 x 30 cm
Die Meduse und ihre Töchter_Aquatinta_10x30cm_2019_2:8
Medusa and her Daughters: Even today they float in the oceans, graceful beauties and yet deadly - Aquatint - 10 x 30 cm
Narcissus_Strichätzung, Reservage, Aquatinta_25x15cm_2020
In Love with Himself: Narcissus - Line etching, reservage, aquatint - 25 x 20 cm
Pyramus und Thisbe_Strichätzung, Hochdruck_Ausschnitt aus 20x15cm_2023 2
Forbidden Love: Pyramus and Thisbe - Line etching - 20 x 15 cm
Ovid, Metamorphosen_Die lykischen Bauern_Radierung_Strichtätzung_25x20_2018_2:2 2
Petty Arrogance: The Lycian Peasants - Line etching - 25 x 20 cm
Das Labyrinth_Strichätzung, Reservage, Aquatinta_25x20cm_2022_É.a.
The Labyrinth - Line etching, reservage, aquatint - 25 x 20 cm
Orpheus in der Unterwelt_Mezzotinto_25x20cm_2021
Being Unable to Bear the Unknown: Orpheus in the Underworld - Mezzotint - 25 x 20 cm